Friday, March 20, 2015

Sen. Kennedy wants to explore Taser policies after Branford man’s death

By Esteban Hernandez
Register Staff
BRANFORD >> An incident involving a 41-year-old local man who died after being stunned with a Taser  by a town police officer has at least one state lawmaker seeking a more unified standard for use of the devices.
State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr., D-Branford, said in a statement that he would like to explore Taser policies in the state’s law enforcement agencies. David Werblow, 41, died Sunday after an officer deployed his Taser after police responded to a reported disturbance. His death is being investigated by Connecticut State Police, per standard procedure after a use of force death.

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Read prior coverage:

Branford witnesses: Man hit 3 times with Taser before death

State police: Man dies after Taser use by Branford police

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